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Does this link count?

Is this considered a JS link?

     
6:48 am on Aug 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi al

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.site.com/">a link here</a>

Is that non-readable by SE's cos of the target attribute?

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6:59 am on Aug 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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it's just a confused html link :)

normally reads:

<a href="http://www.site.com/" target="_blank">a link here</a>

the 'target="_blank"' portion is telling the browser to open the link in a new window.

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Yes I know.

The question is -- does it count for SE's, will they follow it?

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um, sorry i wasn't clearer.. the subject asks if it's a JS link - no it's not javascript - it's html - se's read html just fine.
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I assume that you don't care about strict validation, but it also won't validate to some DTDs (definitely not to XHTML 1.0 strict; not sure about HTML 4.01). It will validate with all Transitional DTDs as far as I know.

Of course, the Javascript links will validate, but the SE will not follow them. Sort of a nasty quandry.

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If you want search engines to follow a javascript link, you can code it like this:

<a href="whatever.html" onClick="linkto('whatever.html');return false;">Text</a>

 

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